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Boating forecast for Fair Isle

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  1. Extremely useful for viewing the forecast at a glance. You can quickly tell when the conditions are likely to better for boating and fishing.
  2. The summaries are useful to assist in understanding the weather patterns as well as planning your day and trips.
  3. The arrows show the direction of the wind. The direction of the wind is from the origin e.g. an easterly wind blows to the west. The dotted line is gust speed of the wind. For most spots you want the wind to be light (0 - 10 kts) for ocean conditions to be comfortable.
  4. The Sea height is the total wave height which includes both swell and chop. This is the most critical variable when looking at this forecast since a big sea height could be hazardous to boats or fishing off rocks etc. Swell refers to the height of the swell. The smaller the better. Chop refers to the height of the ocean chop. The less chop, the more comfortable conditions will be.
  5. The greater the swell period, the more comfortable the conditions are likely to be. It is believed sea sickness is triggered by a swell period around 5-6 seconds. However, the ocean chop can also cause sea sickness, so be aware of that too, especially if sea direction is considerably different to swell direction.
  6. Swell direction is represented by the origin of the swell. A westerly swell is moving to the east.
  7. Sea direction is represented by the origin of the chop. If there is not much chop this is not such a factor. However, you should check this variable if there is substantial chop, since if the swell direction is opposing the sea direction and swell and chop height are over 1 m, conditions could be rough.
  8. SwellMap presents tides as LAT (Lowest Astronomical Tide), which is the height above the lowest tidal water level

Forecast updated at 14:03 Sunday 8 December (Europe/London local time)

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Forecast updated at 14:03 Sunday 8 December (Europe/London local time)

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Sun 8 DecRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h14.93.83.29WWW:4052
9h16.35.43.211WWW:3649
15h15.24.52.612WWW:2227
21h14.84.32.113WNNE:3343
High: 05:50 am (2.86 m); Low: 11:50 am (1.41 m); High: 05:50 pm (2.8 m);
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Mon 9 DecRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h16.55.73.112NNEN:3343
9h16.05.32.712NNEN:2633
15h15.04.62.111N--NW:1216
21h13.93.61.612NWSWS:2227
Low: 12:00 am (1.1 m); High: 06:30 am (3 m); Low: 12:30 pm (1.25 m); High: 06:30 pm (2.88 m);
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Tue 10 DecRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h13.63.02.012NSS:3241
9h15.04.03.012WSS:3749
15h16.45.53.312WSWSW:4052
21h16.65.83.212WWW:3649
Low: 12:40 am (1.01 m); High: 07:00 am (3.13 m); Low: 01:10 pm (1.09 m); High: 07:10 pm (2.94 m);
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Wed 11 DecRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h18.37.53.513WWSW:4256
9h19.48.83.516WWSW:4154
15h110.29.63.716WWSW:4866
21h18.88.33.216WWW:3445
Low: 01:10 am (0.93 m); High: 07:40 am (3.24 m); Low: 01:50 pm (0.95 m); High: 07:50 pm (3 m);
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Thu 12 DecRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h17.16.52.915WWW:2939
9h15.44.82.414WWSW:2025
15h14.03.61.813WSSE:1823
21h13.32.91.512WWSW:22
Low: 01:50 am (0.88 m); High: 08:10 am (3.34 m); Low: 02:20 pm (0.81 m); High: 08:30 pm (3.03 m);
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Fri 13 DecRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h13.42.81.812NWNN:2429
9h14.63.72.813NWNN:2937
15h15.75.12.714NWNNW:2837
21h16.05.42.613NWNNW:2633
Low: 02:30 am (0.86 m); High: 08:40 am (3.42 m); Low: 03:00 pm (0.71 m); High: 09:00 pm (3.04 m);
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Sat 14 DecRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h15.55.02.313NWWW:2127
9h15.24.91.915WWW:1517
15h14.64.31.715WWW:1721

Forecast updated at 14:03 Sunday 8 December (Europe/London local time)

Current sea temperature

Fair Isle sea temperature: 10°C

Sunrise and sunset for today

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